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  • 1. World War 1
  • 2. Imperialism
    Imperialism is when countries try to expand their influence by acquiring colonies
    Countries wanted colonies so they could get new goods and sell the ones they already had
    In the late 1800’s France and Britain had more colonies than most European countries
    This made Germany jealous, they started acquiring colonies too late and only got small areas in Africa
  • 3. Causes of World War 1
  • 4. By the Numbers
    July 28, 1914-November 11, 1918
    Counting naval battles, happened on 6 continents
    Involved 21 countries
    38,880,500 casualties
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  • 6. Alliances
    Alliances are agreements between two or more countries that somehow benefit everyone involved
    Many different alliances had been signed between European countries between 1879 and 1914
    The Two main groups that formed were the Triple Entente (Great Britain, France and Russia) and the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy)
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  • 8. Arms Build-up and Nationalism
    France and Germany doubled the size of their armies from 1870 to 1914
    The navies of Great Britain and Germany were in competition for control of the seas
    Great Britain created a new class of battleship, the Dreadnaught that Germany would soon copy